England rugby international Henry Slade has said that he will not be having a coronavirus vaccine. The 28 year-old is on the vulnerable list (he has diabetes) and refused the jab when he was offered it.
Slade said that he doesn’t trust the government and that as he’s fit and healthy he “does not fancy it at all.” He told The Telegraph:
“I have had vaccines in the past and have fallen pretty unwell with them afterwards. I don’t know if that has anything to do with the diabetes or not. I am going to stay away from this one. I just think there hasn’t been anywhere near enough testing to deem it safe.”
He went on to say, “I am not going to have a vaccine. I don’t agree with it all.” Predictably, Slade has been trolled on social media and called a “covidiot.”
He’s right to be reticent of course. Even if the interventions were real vaccines (they’re not), as a fit and active 28 year-old, he doesn’t need one. The odds of him becoming seriously ill from a respiratory pathogen are astronomical.
Yesterday, the family of BBC presenter Lisa Shaw (pictured) said that she had been killed by the AstraZeneca jab. She passed away last Friday in Newcastle. She developed severe headaches a week after having the jab and fell seriously ill a few days later.
She was treated in intensive care for blood clots and bleeding. She was 44.